CV tips
Is there any such thing as the perfect CV?

Is there any such thing as the perfect CV?

Well, a CV can bring out varying opinions amongst it’s readers so there is not one defining caption for what a ‘perfect’ CV is.

What is important to remember though is in the world of job hunting, your CV is your life. It is the first glance at you – who you are, what you do & maybe what you could do. So it’s vital to produce a CV that will reflect the whole of you accurately and positively.

CV tips (if you’d like some…)

Your CV should be informative, concise and most definitely clear. Not forgetting it must be relevant to an employer.

So, consider the following when compiling your CV. Make it professional, punchy & pertinent.

Here are some tips.

  • Your CV should be professionally presented (this does not mean paying someone to do it).
  • It should have a uniform font throughout that is font 11 or 12, possibly 10 if it does not look too squashed.
  • Make it no longer than 2-4 pages.
  • If you use blocks of texts these should be limited in length to maintain readability.
  • Spacing, blank lines and bullet points are effective and highlight content
  • Explain what your responsibilities are/have been.
  • The use of correct spelling and grammar is essential as is clear expression. Mistakes look unprofessional and will not impress an employer.
  • Any gaps in your CV need to be explained otherwise the reader could make incorrect assumptions.
  • Ask a friend or colleague to read your CV. Another pair of eyes may highlight any discrepancies

About the interview

There are some guidelines that apply to all interviews. Some interviewers are informal, some formal. What each interview has in common though regardless of the style, is there are certain essentials for every interview.

Have a look at these tips.

  • It is unprofessional to be late.
  • Shake hands firmly, be calm and maintain eye contact.
  • Have a positive attitude.
  • Always be natural in the interview.
  • Show a genuine interest.
  • Take a breath and think before you start to answer a question.
  • Answer questions clearly and precisely.
  • Never be negative about a past employer.
  • Have some of your own questions in mind.
  • Last but not least, be prepared. Don’t turn up thinking you can get by without prep.

Any questions?

You may well have had questions that have been answered during the interview. Usually, the interviewer will ask you at the end if you have any questions. It can catch you out so here are some examples of questions to ask.

  • What is the company ethos and vision?
  • How is your company perceived in its market sector?
  • What are you looking for from a candidate/what’s your ideal
  • What are the career prospects within the company?

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